Sports fans are known to go above and beyond when they want to cheer on their teams, and lawmakers are no different.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor welcomed the Virginia Commonwealth University men’s basketball team back to Richmond early Monday morning. The Virginia Republican greeted the team at about 1 a.m. at the Richmond International Airport.
The team has done unexpectedly well in the NCAA tournament, beating the University of Kansas 71-61 Sunday night and advancing to the final four.
“Welcomed @CoachSmartVCU back to Richmond after #VCU’s #FinalFour berth,” Cantor tweeted, attaching a photo of him and coach Shaka Smart.
On January 3, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., raises her right hand as her son Henry messes up her hair while Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., delivers the ceremonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber. Gillibrand's other son Theodore, lower right, looks on.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.